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Welcome to successness, an ever-growing trove of the most prized lessons from extraordinary individuals from across the globe. With over a 1000 interviews, articles, videos, quotes, transcripts and podcasts available for you to learn from in this site, here is…

Jason Goliath | Comedian | Entrepreneur

Jason Goliath is seriously one of the most energetic, passionate and funniest men alive and has got to be one of my favourite comedians of all time. And that is saying something as I have been recently very blessed to…

Karabo Songo | CEO Brave Group

Karabo Songo is a qualified South African brand and marketing specialist with business interests that focus on the advertising and marketing industry. He is currently CEO of Brave Group and has also sat on various industry boards incl. Association for…

Bob Mabena | Legendary SA radio and TV Presenter

Bob Mabena is one of South Africa’s most famous and most awarded radio Dj and TV presenters. A man whose voice, heart and mind I got to particularly love whilst listening to the Radio Metro Breakfast Show in the mid…

Lynette Ntuli | Business Founder and CEO Innate Investment Solutions

Having spent many years of my life in Durban, I know the Pavilion Shopping Centre very well. It is a sprawling property that, in my mid-twenties, I would go to for shopping, eating out and late-night entertainment. Here’s the thing….

Luvo Manyonga | Olympic Silver Medalist

Six years ago Luvo Manyonga was a crystal meth ‘tic’ addict. Now he is an Olympic silver medalist and his journey from the townships to ‘flying to Rio 2016 glory’ has been well documented across the web. I feel so…

Renee Lighton | Educational consultant | Author | Speaker | Life coach

Written by Steve Cragg

Renee Lighton is an educational consultant, author, speaker and qualified life coach with a passion for lifelong education! She believes that we are all capable of bringing about the change we wish to see in the world. Her purpose is…

Timothy Maurice Webster | Author and Thought Leader

Timothy Maurice Webster is the author of four bestselling books on human and brand behavior, focusing very much on the link between Brain Power and Brand Influence. His research, talks and media work explore the evolving trends in Neuroscience and…

Roman Rezac | Surf Culture Retail Entrepreneur

Written by Steve Cragg

Roman Rezac is a prolific South African retail entrepreneur with 25 years experience in a constantly evolving environment. He was an International knee-board surfer before he made his passion for beach lifestyle into a career. He opened his first Surf…

Josephine Buys | CEO Publisher Research Council

After leaving her role as the founding CEO of the Interactive Advertising Bureau of South Africa (IAB SA) Josephine Buys, a dynamic and no-nonsense leader in the publishing and marketing industry in South Africa is now the new CEO for…

Taryn Lock | Co-Founder & Executive Director of NGO Read to Rise | Children’s Book Illustrator

Taryn Lock is the Executive Director of Read to Rise, the NGO she co-founded with her husband Athol Williams. Having now interviewed them both on The Legacy Project I formally declare this couple as one of South Africa’s most special…

Learn How To Read A Book In 40 Minutes From The Worlds Best Speed Readers

Written by Steve Cragg

We all know the feeling of being overwhelmed by information, and so we set out to find out how you can increase the speed and efficiency of your reading. Speed reading can save time and help you to process information…

10 Habits That Will Make You The Most Successful Person You Can Be

Written by Steve Cragg

We all aim for success, each and every single one of us, whether we admit it all not – we all want it! If you are already high up on that success ladder or if you have only just started climbing it,…

Sara Sutton Fell | Founder & CEO Of FlexJobs

Sara Sutton Fell is the CEO and founder of FlexJobs, an award-winning, innovative career website for telecommuting, flexible, freelance and part-time job listings, and founder of Remote.co, a one-stop resource for remote teams and companies, and the 1 Million for Work Flexibility initiative. She was named…

Asha Mevlana | Electric Violinist

A Boston native, Asha began playing violin and viola at age six and is a graduate of the New England Conservatory Preparatory School where she studied privately with Boston Symphony Orchestra members Michael Zaretsky and Edward Gazouleas. In 2004, Asha…

Arno Carstens | South African Singer-Songwriter

Arno Carstens started his career as the lead singer of Springbok Nude Girls and is now a solo artist. He has released 10 studio albums, 5 as the lead singer of Springbok Nude Girls, 1 as half of the Electronica…

Josie Mendez Negrete | Associate Professor Bicultural – Bilingual Studies

Josephine MÉNDEZ-NEGRETE, associate professor in Mexican American studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio, received her PhD at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Duke University Press published Las Hijas de Juan: Daughters Betrayed as a revised edition in 2006. Her current…

Hunter Lee Soik | Tech Entrepreneur, Creative Consultant

Hunter Lee Soik was a creative consultant for Kanye West and Jay Z’s Watch the Throne tour, and consultant for brands including Stella McCartney, Vitra, the CFDA Awards and Art Basel. He is now an entrepreneur and co-founder of New…

Bheki Kunene | Founder of MindTrix

Bheki Kunene is one of South Africa’s most celebrated and respected young entrepreneurs. The success of his company, Mindtrix, enables him to change the lives of over 40 people. Bheki has shown that with determination, it is possible to surmount almost…

Attie van Wyk | Music Entrepreneur and CEO of Big Concerts

Written by Jason Stewart

Attie van Wyk is the CEO of Big Concerts, South Africa’s largest premier live entertainment company. The company has promoted more than 1600 shows with an excess of 300 international artists to an audience of more than 10 million people….

Andile Khumalo | Entrepreneur, Former CIO of MSG Afrika and Founder of I am an Entrepreneur

Andile Khumalo is the the ex Chief Investment Officer of MSG Afrika, a media and communications group. He is also the founder of I am an Entrepreneur, an online platform to find and assist entrepreneurs in South Africa. Andile was named…

Mokena Makeka | Architect & Entrepreneur

Mokena Makeka is an award-winning, visionary architect. Being defined rather as an Urban Thinker, he is one of the greatest architects of his generation and is progressively shaping the built environments of South Africa. His dreams are big, but so…

Gary te Roller | Empowerment coach | Plant-based Endurance athlete

“Hi Steve, I’m Gary te Roller. I’m a recovering addict and I now devote my life to help people to live holistically and to nourish their bodies, as a plant-based health coach, helping them to move toward their maximum potential, filled…

Stuart Brand | Former owner Grace Hotels | Founder Zambezi Grace luxury brand

From the window of my top floor office in Cape Town I can see Lions Head and Table Mountain. I can also see the majestic and totally luxurious Cape Grace Hotel, one of the many hotels that Stuart Brand and…

David Donde | Founder Truth Coffee Roastery

Some entrepreneurs are so ridiculously prolific, talented and ‘out-there’ that they get to take on the status of ‘celebrity’ entrepreneur. In my opinion, David Donde is one of those. I know this for a fact because I get to experience…

Podcast interview with Brian Bergman | Transforming prison inmates through yoga.

Today I had the wonderful privilege of spending an hour chatting in my podcast studio to the incredible and inspiring Brian Bergman. This is a man who qualified as a vet, then followed it up with a year in an…

Seth Hulley | Former World Tour professional surfer | Sports Marketing & Management guru

I first spotted Seth Hulley surfing as a ‘grom’ in Umhlanga Rocks in the 80’s and even way back then it wasn’t hard to see that this young man was going to go all the way. He was everything a…

Felicia Mabuza-Suttle | Talk Show Host, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Author and Inspirational Speaker

Over the years, Felicia Mabuza-Suttle has applied her effervescent personality for the benefit of many. As a talk show host in South Africa’s The Felicia Show (1995 – 2004) and more recently, on The Africa Channel in the US on…

Dr Eve | Internationally acclaimed couples therapist and clinical sexologist | entrepreneur

Dr Marlene Wasserman is an internationally trained Clinical Sexologist & Couple and Sex Therapist in Private Practice in SA and New York and founder of the Dr Eve brand and enterprise. She is an Academic, Educator, Author of 4 books,…

Chloe Howard | Founder of StandBeautiful

Chloe Howard was born with a clubfoot. This meant enduring much corrective surgery and not growing up walking and running freely with her peers. From a young age, Chloe learnt to deal with physical and emotional suffering. Her parents wisely…

Daren Denholm l The Memory Guy I Entrepreneur

Daren Denholm is known as “The Memory Guy” and is the global face of geniusseries.com – a hugely successful and enterprising online learning platform used by thousands globally to fast-track enhanced use of memory for learning, studying and achieving more…

Penny Heyns | Olympic Gold medalist swimmer | Coach | Inspirational speaker

Penny Heyns is, without doubt, the world’s greatest female breaststroke swimmer of the 20th Century. She is the only woman in Olympic history to win both the 100 and 200 meter breaststroke events in Atlanta 1996 and broke 14 individual…

How Can Mindfulness Help You Achieve Greatness?

Written by Steve Cragg

Fatigue. Brain fog. Nervous saturation. They won’t help you achieve the success you seek, yet how are you planning to eliminate them from your life. It is no surprise to hear that CEO Jack Dorsey, TV sensation Ellen Degeneres or entrepreneur Russell…

Pepe Marais | Creative Advertising genius | Entrepreneur | Agency founder | Author

Pepe Marais is one of SA’s advertising creative icons with a track-record to make anyone in the local advertising landscape swoon with awe, admiration, and to be honest, in my case, a twinge of jealousy. Together with his business partner,…

Beth Doane | The Woman Behind Some Of the World’s Biggest Brands And Executives

Written by Steve Cragg

Pinning down Beth Doane isn’t always easy: on any given day, you could find her on a private jet to a client’s film premier, at an estate in London where she’s been asked to advise an heiress, or Silicon Valley,…

Luvuyo Madasa | Executive Director ReimagineSA

Luvuyo Mandela is  a Social Entrepreneur working on developing an education fund and consulting product to service the development needs of South Africa. Luvuyo is putting his learnings from the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment  (B-BBEE) industry and applying them developing…

Tammy Frazer | Founder & CEO Frazer Parfum | Entrepreneur

When it comes to building a luxury beauty brand and a world-class range of products, I think Tammy Frazer got a genetic head-start on the rest of us. Her late Grandfather was the great Graham Wulff who founded and built…

Jessica Dewhurst | Social Justice & Advocacy Desk Coordinator of ERNSA

Jessica Dewhurst has been an active member of the Edmund Rice Network for 13 years, a volunteer in ER projects for over 9 years, and the Networks Youth Coordinator for 2 years. She is also the chairperson of the Edmund…

Marianne Fassler | Fashion Designer and Entrepreneur

Marianne Fassler is one of South Africa’s preeminent fashion designers. Based in Johannesburg, Marianne has spent almost four decades in the fashion business. Her creative workshop, Leopard Frock is situated in Saxonwold and from here she sells garments and separates…

Anja Ringgren Lovén | Founder & Director Of DINNødhjælp

Anja Ringgren Lovén is the moving spirit behind DINNødhjæp. She decided to resign as a store manager in 2011 to travel to Africa, where she worked for three months as an observer and relief worker for DanChurchAid (Folkekirkens Nødhjælp). During…

Swaady Martin | A Day In My Life

Swaady Martin, is an Ivorian entrepreneur, prides herself as a custodian of Africa’s rich culture and history. And she preserves it with style. After an eventful, high-flying 11-year career at GE, where she held leadership positions in several divisions across…

Mike Teke | President Of The Chamber Of Mines SA & Founder Of Dedicoal

Mike is the Founder of Dedicoal, a mining and beneficiation company, Executive Chairman of Masimong Group, and Non-Executive Director of Rolfes Technology Holdings. He serves as Chairman of the Richards Bay Coal Terminal and was Non-Executive Chairman of Optimum Coal….

How Role Models Helped These 9 Successful South Africans

Written by Steve Cragg

Who do you look up to and try to emulate? Is it a famous sports person, a celebrity, a world politician, a visionary inventor, a spiritual leader, a businessperson? Or is it your sibling, a parent, or someone in your…

Ian Moir | CEO Of Woolworths

Mr. Ian Moir has been the Chief Executive Officer of Woolworths Holdings Limited since November 18, 2010. Mr. Moir served as Managing Director of Retail at Country Road Ltd. since January 1, 2010, served as its Chief Executive Officer from…

Stephen Saad | Co-Founder & CEO of Aspen Pharmacare

Written by Jason Stewart

Stephen Saad – CEO of  Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd. – is one of South Africa’s richest men, having reached millionaire status at the tender age of 29. Stephen Saad recently joined the small group of South African billionaires in 2014. Saad…

Ran Neu-Ner | Co-Group CEO, The Creative Counsel

An entrepreneur from birth, Ran Neu-Ner believes business is business, whether you’re selling cabbages or cars. He graduated from university with a B.Com and a CFA, and, having added qualification to entrepreneurial drive, was unleashed onto the world of real…

Tshepo Phakathi | Group CEO of Phakathi Holdings

At only 29 years of age and 12 years in formal business, Mr. Tshepo Phakathi is the Group CEO of Phakathi Holdings [a company with 8 subsidiaries and 2038 employees (Jan 2013). He is a quintessential workaholic obsessed with solving…

Ian Fuhr | Sorbet CEO

Ian Fuhr is a serial entrepreneur and business go-getter whose working career is lined with a number of entrepreneurial start-up businesses.  Since he launched the Sorbet chain of beauty salons in 2005 the business has grown to over 104 outlets,…

Anthony Christov | Art Director at Pixar

Anthony Christov is an art director currently designing the look for films at award-winning Pixar Animation Studios. He most recently art directored WALL•E. He worked in a similar capacity for the successful Finding Nemo animated feature and was the set…

13 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Take The First Step (and to stop procrastinating on life)

Written by Jason Stewart

            Riaan Manser | Adventurer, author and speaker best known for conquering multiple ‘first-ever’ trips Read Riaan’s full interview by clicking here                 Vusi Thembekwayo | The rock…